Detective Sergeant
William George Horseman


About William George

  • Name
    William George
  • Initials
    W G
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Alveston, Warwickshire
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
    Leamington Spa
  • Date of death
    21 April 1960
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Police Officer

Service Information

  • Police

  • Service Number
  • Rank
    Detective Sergeant


William George Horseman was born at Alveston, Warwickshire in 1883, and baptised on 14 October 1883. He was one of six children born to Giles and Jane Horseman. By 1891, the family were living at Cop Hill, Claverton, Straford on Avon, where Giles was a stockman.

Ten years later, aged 18 years, William was boarding in Solihull and employed as a groom.  On 23 September 1909, he married Gertrude Mary Ecob at Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

The 1911 census listed William living with his wife and daughter at 49 Deacon Street, Nuneaton and he was serving as a Police Constable in Warwickshire Police Force.

By the time William passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book in February 1917, he was a Detective Sergeant.  He wrote “We thank the Ladies of Peterborough for their kindness, & would also like to express our appreciation of the good & noble work they are doing for the boys of  our Army & Navy.”  He was travelling with Police Constable A J Bailey, also with the Warwickshire Police Force.

The 1939 register records him living at 2a Craven Road, Rugby, with his wife and daughter and he was by then a Police Superintendent.

William G Horseman of 14 Claremont Road, Leamington Spa, Warks, died 21 April 1960 age 76 years.

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